I’m back at blogging and I couldn’t be more excited! Between moving back home from Chicago and starting a new job, I haven’t had as much time for DIYing as I would like. There are so many projects I’ve been meaning to get to, including these Alphabet Bracelets you might remember from this post. Coming up with phrases was probably the best part!
I can’t believe 2013 is coming to a close! I feel as though my life has made a complete 180 since this time last year. I was so busy earlier this October that I completely missed the blog’s One Year Anniversary! WDYMM has become more than I ever thought it would. I can’t wait to get back to blogging and see where this year takes me!
I’ve complied 13 of some of my favorite and most popular posts from 2013. I hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane as much as I did!
I first saw these Ryan Porter bracelets on Pinterest. They are a fun and contemporary twist on the friendship bracelets you’d make for your friends in elementary school. I love the grown-up twist and all the colorful phrases people have thought up. With some alphabet beads, these bracelets would be super easy to recreate, and would make a great gift for friends!
P.S. Sorry I’ve been M.I.A for the past two weeks. I am reaching the end of my run in pastry school which means more projects and practicing! I hope to be back to blogging regularly really soon!! As always, thank you for reading!
I wanted to make something in honor of the upcoming holiday. I found these cute little skull beads at Michaels and decided they would make the perfect bracelet. It is dainty and punk rock all at the same time. While I won’t be dressing up for Halloween this year, this bracelet will definitely keep me in the spooky spirit!
1. Cut a piece of wire to about 3″. This is longer than you need but it’s good to leave room for error. Using the pliers, make a small loop on one end of the wire. Make sure the skull bead doesn’t pass through. Loop the opposite side to hold the bead in place.
2. Measure the chain to cut two separate pieces approximately 3″ in length.
3. Attach on piece of chain to one end of the wire loops you just made on the bead. Attach the second chain to the opposite side.
4. Attach one jump ring on the end of one chain. Attach a jump ring and fastener to the second chain.
It seems as though the 90s trends are here to stay a little while longer (ahem, overalls). Though I’ll be the last person to rock a crop top and tattered jeans, I do love bright friendship bracelets. The trend made a huge comeback last summer and the arm party was born. Embellished friendship bracelets add a touch of glam to any look. You can add studs along the center for a bit of punk rock. Or, weave some chain or rhinestones along the outer edges! I’ll definitely be DIYing these soon!